Thursday, July 1, 2010

Art in the Hall

This project has been on my to do list for a few months now. While the boys were at VBS last week, I finally got out my supplies and started working on it.
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The clothes line for the boys' art has been hanging in the hallway for a few years now, but it always seemed kind of boring...you know, except for all the cute art hanging on it. So after I got my Cricut in January, I knew that I had to find the perfect quote to hang above the boys' art.

What do you think?!?
I decided on this Pablo Picasso quote a while back when I did a blog post using the quote. I printed it out just to make sure that I got all the letters cut correctly. Then I went to work {or really the Cricut did} cutting out the letters on black vinyl.
I laid out all my letters and then worked out the spacing. I used transfer tape to line up the words and then attach them to the wall. I also drew a pencil line on the wall to help keep the quote as straight as possible.
Now the hallway seems much more complete!
I love what a little bit of vinyl and a little bit of time can do for a space!
Do you have any vinyl words or decorations in your house?

{For those of you that have asked, you can click here to see a little bit more detail on how to make the art clothesline.}
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82 comments:

Kelli said...

This looks really great! I was supposed to break out the Cricut this week and never did, sniff. I love the quote that you used and I know the boys are excited to see their art displayed. Can you email me (when you get a sec) and explain the transfer tape. I'm thinking of doing vinyl in a few places, but I get stuck on how to use it. Oh and where do you get your vinyl sheets?

Stephanie said...

I love that!!!!! i SOOOOO need a cricut!!!!!

Can you do a tutorial on how you did the clothesline? I would love to do one for our house.

Nichol said...

What a great idea Kelli! I'm purchasing the Always Kiss me Goodnight for above our headboard and in the entry way we have a decal that say Family A gift that lasts forever:)

Emily said...

I'm with Stephanie, I would love to hear how you attached it to the wall. So cute, love the quote!! :)

Jenglamgirl said...

I have seen some really cute art wall. I have a friend that has one... they are so cute. Love what you did and the saying is perfect, way to go Kelli. Hugs, Jenn

Jennifer said...

What a fun project! I am sure the kids love seeing their art displayed. I too need a cricut :)

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

I just love this, Kelli!

He & Me + 3 said...

Girl that looks awesome. I could so do that down my hallway because I have nothing on the walls. Great idea. Might just have to borrow that one. What did you use for the line?

ashley mcgehee said...

Love it. Great quote too. :)

Alicia said...

I don't have any, but that makes me want to get some!! I love how you displayed their art like that! So original!

Foursons said...

I would love for u to come decorate my house.

Michelle Whitlow said...

Love it!!! I've actually been wanting to do an art wall in my kitchen. I plan on framing it in (with a really big frame (and letting the artwork hang on a line inside the frame. Love that quote, may have to 'borrow' it!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy & Wife said...

I love this idea! I never thought to use a clothesline to hang the kids' art. Clever!

I haven't attempted vinyl lettering with my Cricut yet but I think I might try it soon. I almost bought a quote for my son's room but didn't want to plunk down almost $50 for a custom quote. I can do it for a fraction of the cost with the Cricut! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Miss Rachel said...

I LOVE this! I am totally stealing that quote. I don't have a cricut, so may be buying some stencil letters.

Charlene said...

That's a great quote for the art space...Love it! My kids' art is hanging all over my kitchen (including on a line).

Carrie said...

What a great idea! I am going to have to steal it... now, where do to it!

Myya said...

LOVE this! What a fabulous idea!!

heidi said...

You never cease to amaze me, Kelli! You took ordinary and made extraordinary!! Love it.

Staci at Craftify It ! said...

I LOVE this! this would be perfect in my preschool room to hang their art! I might just copy...hope that is ok:) I will post when I do for sure!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It looks great!! You have the smaller Cricut like me? :) What size did you use for the letters?

Carrie said...

That looks amazing! I still want to frame some of the kids artwork to put in our basement now that it's coming along...I may borrow this idea ;) It looks GREAT! I love it!

Erin said...

What a fantastic idea! I haven't cut vinyl on my cricut yet but this is too cute! (Don't you just LOVE your cricut?!)

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

this is hands down my most favorite idea ever. i can't wait to make an art wall in our house!!!! i hope it can look as lovely!

Miller Racing Family said...

What a fabulous idea. I am going to have to find a spot in our house to do this.
Of course we have vinyl lettering in our house thanks to the sign shop. I need to start using the sign cutter for more craft projects, that is one of my goals for this year.
Thanks again for the idea.

Chasity @ The Intertwined Life said...

Hi. I'm visiting from New Friend Friday and am now a new follower.

This project is so cool! What a great idea. I had no idea you could use the Cricut for things like this - I thought they were just for scrap booking.

Show Me Mama said...

I am your new follower. Great blog you have here. Come visit me at http://showmemama.blogspot.com

Happy Friday!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a cute idea!

Resisting Perfection said...

LOVE THIS! I've been trying to think up a way to display my daughter's artwork and have come up short. Thanks for the idea! We do have vinyl designs in our laundry room, which I will be posting photos of next week, come visit over at my blog :)

Emily said...

Love it! We have artwork like that displayed coming up our basement stairs from the garage but I love the idea of a quote to spice it up a bit.

mommy2luke2008 said...

Love this!! Luke brings home his art from daycare on a daily basis, so this would be great to display it all!! I featured this on my friday favorites!
http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/07/friday-favorites.html

~Claire~ said...

I have done the "picture wire art wall" for my daughter for the past 3 years... never thought of putting an "artistic" quote on the wall with it though.. GREAT idea!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Beautifully done...ah, the cricut...Love it.

Just stopping in from the Friday Follows. Would love if you'd swing by and say hi!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Annette said...

I think it looks great and a very good quote to go with it. Really made a change on the wall by adding that. following from new friend fridays

Donna said...

Wow! I've never heard of a cricut machine before but I definitely want one!
Donna

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

Happy 4th of July!

Jenni said...

I have the perfect wall for this...

right when you walk out of the craft room there is a hallway that leads to the children's room! i have to steal this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Diane said...

Lovvvve what you did with that wall. I love working with vinyl and my cricut.

Chris said...

Great quote. I would love to do something similar to my office...but I always actually paint my walls rather than vinyl because they are textured. Well done.

KJ said...

I absolutely love this. Found you via Tatertots and I so glad I did!

sportzmom said...

I love this idea. Now I just need a Cricut!

Amy said...

Oh that is so cute! I love the clothesline - how do you have the clothesline connected to the wall? If you don't mind sharing ;)

Shelly said...

Cute! I think I need to go to a support group for Vinyl on my walls. Maybe that needs to be my next blog entry! I have 4 in my house and 5 more sitting and waiting for their place. In fact yesterday I was at Big lots and had a few more in hand when my hubby looks at me and says, "What are those for?" Well, I don't know but I like them. He just looked at me until I put them back! :)

{Kimber} said...

very adorable!!! you are working that circut girl!! :)

Elizabeth said...

I love love love it!! come visit my blog, you will see that I am a vinyl freak! :) I am putting up lots of vinyl in my new home, and posting about it soon!

I love this quote - I think I might use this when we study Picasso at school! Imagine that in a classroom...great!!

Excellent work - and so happy to see someone else that has the small cricut - I feel a little limited by it (for vinyl).

AUDRA said...

Such a cute idea!
Thanks for sharing!
I'm visiting from Tip Junkie

Chappell of Love said...

Wonderful idea. I have been looking for a unique idea to hang the kids art work. WOnderful!

Courtney said...

Dropping by from Someday Crafts. I love all the vinyl things that have been popping up lately. This came out great!

Holly said...

That is fantastic and the quote is great!

Tracy said...

Love this idea! I have been looking for something like this.

miss corner cape said...

that is a fantastic idea, and you executed it perfectly. it really adds to what you already had going there, the display of your kids art. great work!

Corinna said...

This is awesome! Love that quote. And that you have it hanging in the hallway instead of on the fridge. LOL

My daughter has her own art room in our house with a clothesline going across it (small room) where I hang her art work. I altered chipboard letters with patterned paper and spelled out ART LIVES HERE.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

gave you an award at my blog

kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

every child deserves a place to show off their work. I love your idea! Very cute. and your vinyl looks great!

FrouFrouBritches said...

What a fabulous idea!! Boy, do I need a Cricut! LOVE IT!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This is so charming. Love the quote.

kristen said...

Super cute! I have been wanting ot hang up the kids art but never had a cute way to do it. Now I Do!!

ps visiting from the girl creative. I am totally following your blog now. Can't wait to see more cute ideas.

http://kristensjunkdrawer.blogspot.com/

Colleen said...

I love this! I had planned to do something similar in our playroom but have yet to purchase the cable to hang it. Where did you get yours?

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

This is a great idea! I love the clean graphic look. Can you tell me what Cricut Cartridge you used or do you have a program like Sure Cuts A Lot?

Clean Mama said...

Saw you on CSI - love this idea!

Natalie@Endless Crafting said...

Love love this idea! Featuring you on my blog..
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Lisa at Paint in my Hair said...

Love this idea! Found you via CSI

mamaTAVE said...

I am so glad you were featured for the CSI challenge this week, because this is exactly what I've been looking for.

Oh, did you use any special hardware for the clothes line, or just wire and hooks? Seems like most folks are shopping at Ikea for this sort of thing... Thank you for sharing!

Stephanie said...

I know you already emailed me about how you did your clothesline but I'm just now getting around to trying to do it and now I can't find the directions. Did you just use eye hooks and wire?

lori said...

This is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing it. Can you tell me where you purchased your vinyl and transfer tape? And how you hung your clothesline?
Blessings,
Lori
loritenhaken@gmail.com

Lorri said...

Gorgeous, that looks so great and very inspiring. What is the font you're using?

Laurie Downey said...

So cool...my first roll of vinyl came in the mail yesterday...can't wait to get started.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a fantastic project! This is one I am tempted to recreate. Thank you for sharing.

Have a very Happy New Year!

{northern cottage} said...

lovely lovely - so great to spotlight the kids creations and that it is so flexible and you can change it out ANYTIME is wonderful. So glad I found your blog!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

Katie said...

You are a supermom! This is adorable

www.marthahasminions.blogspot.com

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

That is a beautiful wall display!!! I really like the idea of the clothes line too!! How fun! Stopping by from CSI!

Courtana said...

I want the tutorial for making the clothesline, too, please!

Taylor said...

I too would like the clothesline tutorial! A friend has something similar she purchased from Pottery Barn years ago and I've been looking for one every since, never thought to make my own! Please share =)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Well, you know I love this one since I featured it today!! Your idea actually inspired me to get off my duff and work on turning our addition into a real playroom with something similar on the wall. Great job, Kelli! Thank you for linking up with me. :) :)

Terry Weisenfels said...

That is really super looking!

Caroll said...

Kelli,

Would you be willing to let me use your picture in an ETSY listing? I do vinyl lettering and I'd love to offer your saying linking to your clothesline idea. It is super cute! And I know if I do the saying, people are going to want to know how to do the clothesline. :)

Thanks,
Caroll @ www.vinylexpress.etsy.com

TheHungryMommy said...

I love this! I'm going to have to try it for my sons room!

J-ROK said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I linked to your idea here: http://koskersidlewild.blogspot.com/2012/03/todays-feature-artist.html

Emily said...

This is so cute. Can you tell me where you get the vinyl and what is transfer tape? Thanks for the info.

Sheila Klein said...

Can you tell me about the vinyl and tape? Thanks!

Sheila Klein said...

Can you tell me about the vinyl and tape? Thank you

orianne said...

I adore your idea of hanging the children's art work on a line below that quote from Picasso. As a writer, artist, & mom, this appeals to me on so many levels.
Would you be willing to share what typeface you used? Also, as I live in Europe I'm not sure we have things like the vinyl sheets & transfer tape you mention. Would you be kind enough to explain a little further and how transfer tape works? Thank you for sharing your idea, I'm certain it has inspired many 'Art Walls'.

Rachel Beran said...

Love, love this idea! Wish I had a Cricut. Thanks for sharing.

The only words I have up are "Family...one of God's masterpieces"." Above our family pictures. :)

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